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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tanis is here!!

Tanis Fiber Arts is a Canadian company that produces high quality hand dyed yarns.  I have been hearing about Tanis for a while and finally checked her out.

These are her Fiddlehead Mittens.  Can you see the purple lining?  The mittens are knit from the bottom up.  After the outer shell is knit, stitches are picked up from the inside edge of the cast on and the lining is knit.  Both mittens are the same so there is no left or right mitten.

We ordered the kits in the Jewel tones shown and they just arrived.

Poppy from Rowan's Colourscape Folk magazine will be my Olympic project. There is a debate going on (okay-I am debating with myself) about the colour.  Should I do bright or boring?  I still have 24 hours to decide.

Have you signed up on the Yarn Harlot's website?  On the February 10 post scroll about half way down and you will see 'fill in this form'.  Painless-it takes about 2 seconds.

As I am writing this my TV is on and I am watching racing from Daytona.  Race season has begun.  :)

This is going to be a busy weekend.  Olympics and Daytona 500 on TV.  Saturday night Beth and I will be helping with a charity dinner.  The money raised usually goes to help in Honduras-my dad goes on a mission trip every year.  This year the money is going to Haiti.  It is designated for long term projects (like rebuilding schools) and the Canadian government is matching the money 2 to 1.  Sunday night we are going across the border to Niagara Falls NY.  Monday is a holiday so we will be spending the day at the Outlet Mall and at the casino.

Now I need to run and get my newsletter finished.  I finally have a class schedule finished-took me long enough.  


Heather said...

Oh Fiddlehead, how I love thee. This could be very hard for me to resist.

CanarySanctuary said...

I'm really excited to see you've got some Tanis! I hope to make it in sometime soon to have a look :)

nadine said...

Amazingly pretty mittens. the purple lining is so chic.

Wannietta said...

No surprise - I vote for bright!!!